I have an aversion to working with solid colored fabrics. They always seem so boring sitting there next to the gorgeous prints. I can get behind a solid color that is textured, but in my experience, those are very difficult to come by.
But a solid colored separate can certainly come in handy. And in reality, this linen/rayon blend has more texture than most solids.
So I decided it was time to get over myself and add a plain red skirt to my wardrobe.
I used one of my favorite skirt patterns (Butterick 4792, which is actually a dress). I added six inches to the hem this time around. This pattern is certainly a fabric hog (especially with the added length). If there was any question, just look at the width of that hem!
I added a shaped waistband with a few pieces of boning to help keep its shape. Unfortunately, the waistband ended up too loose - the weight of more than four yards of linen fabric is heavy!
Which means I am going to have to do a little surgery. And the only thing I really hate about the sewing process is re-working a finished garment. Ggrrrr.
But in this case, I am hoping it will be worth the extra effort.
Blouse: Made by me, Simplicity 4047
Skirt: Made by me, Butterick 4792
Shoes: Miss L Fire "Bel-Aire"Earrings: Vintage